Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Jan 2015 19:31 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Canonical is today bringing Snappy Ubuntu Core out of the cloud and into physical devices with the reveal of Snappy Core for smart devices.

First announced in December 2014, Snappy Core is a new lightweight Ubuntu distribution designed for the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) specifically. Before today, only the cloud image had been revealed, but now the company is showing off its work on real connected devices.

I have no idea what any of this means in normal-people-speak.

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It's not for Normal People
by jasutton on Tue 20th Jan 2015 19:42 UTC
jasutton
Member since:
2006-03-28

Kind of looks like they've taken a stripped down Ubuntu OS and replaced the package manager with something with better transactional awareness (so updates either work or don't apply; no half-baked updating of your OS).

"IoT" is just marketing speak for embedded, internet-connected devices.

This stuff is either for developers or marketing people... nothing normal about either of those groups (and I speak as a developer, so no offense intended).

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Correction:

"IoT" is just marketing speak for tivo'd raspberry pies in all your stuff.

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RE: It's not for Normal People
by eldarion on Tue 20th Jan 2015 21:17 in reply to "It's not for Normal People"
eldarion Member since:
2008-12-15

"IoT" is just marketing speak for embedded, internet-connected devices.


In one way, yes. But IoT is the internet presence of anything you can imagine. Be it a person equipped with a chip that monitors the heart and is connected to the internet, an house (domotic), a dog (say you want to know where he is or if is healthy) or any object you can think of. Like a chair, where you want to know if its occupied or not, and so on.

So, IoT is the spirit of something in the internet. An interesting topic, if you ask me. For good or bad, that's where we are going.

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shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

I have a pair of eyes. Whilst they are getting a bit old they can still see if a chair is occupied.

If that is what the IoT is all about then I'll pass thanks.

Sadly it is and none of us will be able to pass.
Like those endless updates to Flash that seemingly appear almost daily and where even one version out of date won't work, I fear that devices with the IoT embedded will stop working if they can't get a daily/hourly/secondly fix from their mothership.
Hey perhapy the won't even start working in the first place if they can't say hello to their real owner (not you idiot) and the NSA.

Please someone stop this madness or else stop the world, I wanna get off.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

eldarion,

So, IoT is the spirit of something in the internet. An interesting topic, if you ask me. For good or bad, that's where we are going.


If you ask me, it's just a buzzword with very little substance ;) Seriously though, if we can tether this IoT to IPv6, then maybe we could get some real progress.

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